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You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
The most important thing about a TV set is to get it back against something and not out in the middle of a room where it's like a somber fellow making electronic judgments on you.
Bruce Jay Friedman
Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
E. W. Howe
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
Michel de Montaigne
There's no sense talking about priorities. Priorities reveal themselves. We're all transparent against the face of the clock.
I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
Jef I. Richards
Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
Henry Ward Beecher
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
Arthur C. Clarke
Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
W. C. Fields
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee
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